Plaster was applied 1 week ago. Been following the start up procedure - almost. I had very high acid demand for only 3-4 days until I brought my CYA and TA up a bit. Hardly any plaster dust seen. Cleaned the filter every day for the first 3-4 days and saw very little plaster dust, but odd little plaster balls that looked like snow flakes. Could have been plastic from the pvc pipes as plumber was not careful to remove bits from pipe.
My PB gave me a Taylor K-2005 with the extra powder and liquid for FAS-DPD testing. The bottles fit perfectly in the 2005 kit, BTW.
Ch = 13 (PB added too much, but I did have a bit of algea the second day)
CYA = 50 (will bring this up to 70 this weekend)
TA = 40 (will bring up to 80 this weekend)
CH = 180
PH = 7.6 (not rising as much as I expected)
Salt = 0 (can add salt in 3 more weeks)
My question: Should I raise the CH now, or will it naturally increase as the plaster finishes curing?